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Remembering a Workcamp in Tennessee

A Friend recounts an AFSC workcamp in 1949.

George H. Kurz is a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in New Jersey and was a clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also taught in Africa, Ecuador, the Philippines, and China. He and his wife, Elisabeth, live at Pennswood Village, a Quaker retirement community in Pennsylvania.

Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Online Features
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Weathering the Windfall Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Friends at Barnegat (N.J.) Meeting for their winning submission in our Weathering the Windfall contest.

Posted in: Online Features
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Viewpoint: How to Write a Thank‐you Note

How to get through that pile of thank‐you notes—and end up liking your Friends!

Mariellen Gilpin lives in Champaign, Ill.

Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Viewpoint
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Hospitality in a Quaker Kitchen

The welcoming environment of a Quaker community created space for spiritual formation.

Julia McStravog is the program and research specialist with the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in theology, and will begin doctoral studies this year.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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No One Place for Home

A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors.

Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby.wordpress.com.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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Spiritual Nurture in a Fix‐it Culture

Gardening helped a disillusioned seminarian open to the deepness of questions without answers.

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson is the Portland coordinator for Quaker Voluntary Service. She’s also an artist and poet, a growing listener, and amateur gardener. As a part of her work with QVS, she gets to spend time with Liberal and Evangelical Friends in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted in: Features, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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L’Arche and Quaker Testimonies of Equality and Peace

A movement serving those with intellectual disabilities demonstrates what it means to be human.

Timothy Leonard is currently a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He came to Quakers while living in Chicago, Ill., as a member of Chicago Meeting.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, Features
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Jake’s Chickens

Motherhood and science fairs.

Jane Purcell currently teaches at Scattergood Friends School, and is working on a piece about the history of Ladies’ Shakespeare Clubs in Iowa. In 2006, the University of California Press published her book Not of an Age, but for All Time, about rare and early editions of Shakespeare’s works.

Posted in: Features, February 2016
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The Parable of the Yeast

FJ Poetry: “I keep the Kingdom of God in a small mason jar on a shelf…”

Rachel Miller lives in Cambridge, Mass.

Posted in: February 2016, Poetry
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Thanksgiving on the IRT

A rushed moment on a New York subway platform is suddenly transformed.

Jeanine M. Dell’Olio is a professor emerita from the Education Department of Hope College. She is a member of Holland (Mich.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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